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for republicans. steve, you're on "washington journal." caller: good morning, gentlemen. how are you doing this morning? guest: good. thank you. caller: just a couple of different things. for one, if people do their home work, we need to start -- north rate is unemployment 3.6%. people need to get in there and look and see why it's 3.6% for one thing. this monte easing that -- monetary easing that everybody is talking about, why don't we call it what it is. it's inflation. we're inflating the money and stealing from the american people. it's not doing us any good at all. all of these big jobs, anything over $250,000 has to go to unions which is b.s. if we want to start getting this country back together, we have to get rid of the e.p.a. because they're stopping all of these jobs. i was talking to the painter the other day. said everything the e.p.a. is doing, he's going to be out of a job in three years because of all the restrictions and everything else they've been putting on. and everybody needs to start looking at it. it's not very good for this country. we're americans. we're not a eu
is specifically for steve hadley. we've been talking of your report, and i think if a understood correctly one of the recommendations was to increase spending on the needy and i would like to understand more about that. why specifically the navy and not the other branches and then i have part b which is, currently we have been talking about some of the other sort of non-defense foreign spending in terms of whether it's democracy promotion or foreign aid or that kind of thing. can you help us understand what he would increase or decrease in that portion of foreign budget? >> the navy is all about asia and if you look at over the next ten years the united states has a huge interest as does the rest of the globe and what happens in asia. if you look the projections for economic growth over the next ten years and alice is the expert on this is all asia all the time at this point in time. you have the emergence everybody talks about the major emerging countries, china, brazil, india. i call them the major surgeon companies -- countries, and the integration of china into the global system is a very
of the 2010 health care law. we will hear from steve larsen and california senator dianne feinstein. this is two hours and 15 minutes. >> in the decade before the bill was passed, premiums imposed a heavy tax on families and small businesses. premiums for families and employer-sponsored coverage more than doubled. small businesses cannot afford it and began dropping coverage. congress had to act. we did. we enacted reforms to attain this runaway premium growth. today's hearing will explore how those reforms are already protecting consumers. it is basic economics that one of these surest ways to bring down prices is through an open and tough competition. for the first time in our history, health reform applies this basic principle to the health insurance market. in 2014, americans in every state will be able to buy insurance in an exchange. small businesses will also be able to shop there also. a couple of weeks ago, the administration released guidance and gives states flexibility in designing the exchanges to meet the unique needs of their sentences -- citizens. it will bring trans
to step in to provide access, and what i have learned, and i have learned a lot, and steve has been a big help on this, because he is a conservative, and he is for ethanol. i had a little primer course from him, talking about making it a product that can actually compete in the market. i in the sky said in just about as bad as i have seen in promoting their products "snl, it is a boondoggle. it is an energy consumer. it is this and that." that may have been true when i was running against a loss of these back in the 1990's, but it is not true anymore, and so, i have stood up and said, i feel like i'm at an aa meeting. "i am rick santorum." i did because they did not make economic sense, but to the credit of the industry, they have done a lot to improve the efficiency and technology with ethanol. i knew i was on the right track what i said it was viable and al gore came out and said it was not. we are probably heading down the right path, and, in fact, i think it does have a role in the energy mix, but what i have said to them, which is what i have said to the oil and gas, be going to trea
and their treatment. that's for later on though. >> steve adler, editor-in-chief of reuters. we do invest heavily in investigative journalism. >> how do you spell that? >> r-e-u-t-e-r-s. if we had four people active in social media, would this sound different? some of what is going on involves a major change in the way that information is being shared, disseminated, and thought about in the world today. some of the established viewpoints about how we did this response police probably not what is in the air now. i wonder if you could just comment on how our should be thinking about this. >> you are closer to that. it links up nicely with jeff's point about even president obama, who has been an avatar of transparency, once he has the mantle of commander in chief, you have to play his role and tighten up in ways that you can understand. he has a big burden on his shoulders to protect us. that is why he resolves things in a different way. congress does not have the responsibility as much as a singular person and then down the spectrum, you have 25-year- old people that are the least responsible in th
congressman, congressman steve king. [applause] ♪ >> thank you. thank you all very, very, very much. you're a great crowd tie. you ever a big crowd today, and there's still cars coming in the platte. -- in the parking lot. it looks about like iowa state, iowa instead of the straw poll. you're sending a message to america. that message is we have a first chance to be able to give a boost to some candidates and give a recommendation to the rest of the country. this matters the first in the nation straw po. if the straw poll is effective and it is, you ever making it effective today, that means the caucus will also be effective. if we ever lost first in the nation a caucus, then it would be down to every man and every woman wouldn't have the opportunity to be president of the united states again. it was the person with the deepest pockets. the campaign that could paint a shaking their hand and -- this is important. when i was a young boy, i remember asking my father, dad, could you be president? and he looked at me and said, i supposed if i wanted to be. i want that always to be the case. f
, a republican line, steve. caller: i have a question. why does the united states thinkhey are the peacemakers of the world, when the real problem is that we spend millions and millions of dollars to invade in other countries where we have no business being there. guest: there are responsibilities that come with being the united states. those, because we are powerful, we are economically under noal contortions usually fairly strong. responsibilities in the rest of the world have been with the united states for a long time. i am completely sympathetic to the caller at the same time in the previous ones,oncerned about the amount of money spent. we have to think about what we do abroad, not only in terms of spending money, but in terms of the engagement, which is somewhat ctly. we have to seek aid but also in terms of diplomatic engagement, governmental and a citizen engagement that is relatively cheap. host: two questions from twitter. guest: the first answer is we simply do not know. there is no way to tell. serious elections have never been held. the answer to the second question is they are a
viss asuccess european allies. guest: steve in hartford, connecticut, good morning. caller: good morning. wouldn't it be true that the best use of resources for nato's military spendingould be to get us off the use of oil , because every dollar we spend on oil eventually gets recycled to midst countries and used for weapons and terrorism. guest: that's a sail weren't int. part -- that's a sail can't point. if you think about this from a european perspective, the natural gas, the oil that comes from libya, it doesn't come to u.s. markets. itomes to european markets so. this was a more significant factor if you are a european thinking about the future of your economy and your ergy needs. efforts to push greater energy diversity, energy efficiency, there are certain ways to decrease dependency on the region, and i think that's a critical part of the sategy going forward. >> robert gates, in one of his last speeches, made news talking in brussels about coerns over europe's defense capabilities. here's a short piece from that, and then we'll be back with our guest. >> if current trend
. this is the vice-president of locomotive packe-- >> my name is steve bruno, vice president of locomotive engineers and trains. everyone acknowledges that are if -- that our infrastructure is in great need. carry referred to falling behind the rest of the world. the investment now is 2.4% of gdp. europe invest 5%, and china invests 9%, three times that of the u.s. --lar's sit on the silence dollars sit on the sidelines while unemployment remained at record levels. infrastructure reinvestment creates jobs and careers the economy, but we need to finance it. for that, we need to rely on the private-sector. and a proper balance must be achieved. private funding must be used to supplement, not replied, current sources of funds and certain questions -- not replaced, current sources of funds and certain questions must be answered. who is liable if private entities encountered difficulties? where the long-term costs to the garment? when does it to pursue the private investors agenda? the leaders of our country certainly recognize that some projects will never produce a profit. bridges, highways, passenger
created by the very brands we just talked about. steve jobs is a unique blend of chromosomes that can really get in touch with how the real person uses technology. hollywood is in trouble economically. 3-d movies are not doing well right now. many households make less than $54,000 a year. they cannot afford 3-d. it would be interesting to bring it back if sony teamed up with google or disney or a content company that knows how to entertain and use navigation. i cannot find half of the things i hear about and i am in the business. i think those are the trends we will see. better experience and teaching people how to do it. >> we all touched on this a little bit. i do work in the video space. this may be a little self- serving. the concept of how we are consuming content, i am a voracious consumer of media. how we are all watching and consuming has changed without us noticing how quickly that has happened. i have not bought a newspaper in probably three years. i read probably five newspapers a day. i have not watched a television ad live in probably two or three years, but i know every
. and i wanted to take a minute to say that i think that we have just seen steve jobs step down. he was the only person i have ever known who has been able to merge the two worlds completely with an artist's eye as well as the definition of what a great engineer is. i'm sure that he and the company will do very well in the future. from my perspective, that is the perfect example of the kind of union that we should see in the future and other companies and other collaborations. from my perspective, again, this is the first time that the lecture has been given by someone not employed by television broadcasting or production. i am not sure whether it means the bar has been raised or lowered, but i will do my best. it is an honor to be here as an outsider. james murdoch described himself as the crazy relative everyone is embarrassed about. i guess i wonder what he would say now. [laughter] [applause] if james is the family outcast, i am not sure what that makes me. am i did speak in the corner. am i the alien species? am i the android? don't worry. charles allen called this the longest
the button there to push to speak intohe microphone. our first witness is mr. steve larson, who is director of the centers for consumer information and insurance oversight. or the cchio, with the centers for medicare and medicaid services. prior to his current position, mr. larson served as director of the division of insurance oversight at cchio. welcome, mr. larson. you will have five minutes to present your testimony. thank you. >> good morning, chairwoman, ranking member and members of the subcommittee. thank you for the opportunity to discuss how the affordable care act is improving the affordability, accessibility and quality of health insurance available to small businees and their emplees. providing and maintaining health insurance coverage for employees has been a challenge for small businesses for many years. states have struggled for decades really to improve their small group health insurance market and i know this from my many years of experience as insurance commissioner in the state of maryland. small businesses pay significantly more than large firms for the same health insu
'm steve. i want to say that i appreciate you and i'm pretty tired of people calling you dr. no. the thinking behind that is that they're rid cueling you for your votes. they're rid cueling me and they're making fun of me. i don't like that. i've got some suggestions that will save some money in our budget. bun one of the things that we could do. i did a little research and i looked at our budget. the justice department, if you take their budget comes out to $250,000 per person. they don't produce any revenue so that's just a cost that we're paying. the interior department is $279,000 per person if you take the budget and divide by the number of people. those are hugse numbers. no company in the united states can operate when it costs that much per person. one thing we could do. i would kind of like your idea of changing the tax system. along with that, the thinking and the assumption is that it will save everybody a lot of money. well, how about we just drop three fourths of the i.r.s. people along with the rest of it. [applause] we have a system here -- >> the fair tax actuall
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